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Japan’s Takumi Kanaya earns honor as world’s top amateur

Mark H. McCormack Medal winner, who is set to play in this week's U.S. Open, earns exemptions into the 2021 U.S. and British opens

Awarded: The Mark H. McCormack Medal as the No. 1 player in the World Amateur Golf Ranking, to Takumi Kanaya of Japan, the USGA and R&A announced in a news release. Kanaya won the 2018 Asia-Pacific Amateur and was runner-up in 2019. He was one of four amateurs to make the cut at the 2019 Masters, ultimately tying for 58th. Kanaya, who is listed in the field this week for the U.S. Open, also will be exempt into the 2021 U.S. and British opens. Kanaya, 22, is the first player from Japan to win the McCormack Medal since the award was introduced in 2007. The award is named after the late Mark McCormack, the founder of sports-management agency IMG.

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